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Population detail

The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Green sea turtle 

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
2016-05-06 Foreign (Headquarters) Green sea turtles originating from the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by 5.5 degrees W. Long. in the west
2016-05-06 Pacific Region (Region 1) Green sea turtles originating from the Central West Pacific Ocean, bounded by the following coordinates: 41 degrees N., 146 degrees E. in the northwest; 41 degrees N., 169 degrees E. in the northeast; 9 degrees N., 175 degrees W. in the east; 13 degrees S., 171 degrees E. in the southeast; along the northern coast of the island of New Guinea; and 4.5 degrees N., 129 degrees E. in the west
2016-05-06 Pacific Region (Region 1) Green sea turtles originating from the Central South Pacific Ocean, bounded by the following coordinates: 9 degrees N., 175 degrees W. in the northwest; 9 degrees N., 125 degrees W. in the northeast; 40 degrees S., 96 degrees W. in the southeast; 40 degrees S., 176 degrees E. in the southwest; and 13 degrees S., 171 degrees E. in the west
2016-05-06 Foreign (Headquarters) Green sea turtles originating from the Southwest Indian Ocean, bounded by the following lines: the equator to the north; 84 degrees E. Long. to the east; 40 degrees S. Lat. to the south; and 19 degrees E. Long (and along the eastern coast of Africa) in the west
2016-05-06 Southeast Region (Region 4) Green sea turtles originating from the North Atlantic Ocean, bounded by the following lines and coordinates: 48 degrees N. Lat. in the north, along the western coasts of Europe and Africa (west of 5.5 degrees W. Long.); north of 19 degrees N. Lat. in the east; bounded by 19 degrees N., 65.1 degrees W. to 14 degrees N., 65.1 degrees W. then 14 degrees N., 77 degrees W. in the south and west; and along the eastern coasts of the Americas (north of 7.5 degrees N., 77 degrees W.)
2016-05-06 Foreign (Headquarters) Green sea turtles originating from the Southwest Pacific Ocean, bounded by the following lines and coordinates: along the southern coast of the island of New Guinea and the Torres Strait (east of 142 degrees E Long.); 13 degrees S., 171 degrees E. in the northeast; 40 degrees S., 176 degrees E. in the southeast; and 40 degrees S., 142 degrees E. in the southwest
2016-05-06 Southeast Region (Region 4) Green sea turtles originating from the South Atlantic Ocean, bounded by the following lines and coordinates: along the northern and eastern coasts of South America (east of 7.5 degrees N., 77 degrees W.); 14 degrees N., 77 degrees W. to 14 degrees N., 65.1 degrees W. to 19 degrees N., 65.1 degrees W. in the north and west; 19 degrees N. Lat. in the northeast; 40 degrees S., 19 degrees E. in the southeast; and 40 degrees S. Lat. in the south
2016-05-06 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Green sea turtles originating from the East Pacific Ocean, bounded by the following lines and coordinates: 41 degrees N., 143 degrees W. in the northwest; 41 degrees N. Lat. in the north; along the western coasts of the Americas; 40 degrees S. Lat. in the south; and 40 degrees S., 96 degrees W. in the southwest
2016-05-06 Foreign (Headquarters) Green sea turtles originating from the North Indian Ocean, bounded by: Africa and Asia in the west and north; 84 degrees E. Long. in the east; and the equator in the south
2016-05-06 Pacific Region (Region 1) Green sea turtles originating from the Central North Pacific Ocean, bounded by the following coordinates: 41 degrees N., 169 degrees E. in the northwest; 41 degrees N., 143 degrees W. in the northeast; 9 degrees N., 125 degrees W. in the southeast; and 9 degrees N., 175 degrees W. in the southwest Pacific coast of Mexico
2016-05-06 Foreign (Headquarters) Green sea turtles originating from the Eastern Indian and Western Pacific Oceans, bounded by the following lines and coordinates: 41 degrees N. Lat. in the north, 41 degrees N., 146 degrees E. in the northeast; 4.5 degrees N., 129 degrees E. in the southeast; along the southern coast of the island of New Guinea; along the western coast of Australia (west of 142 degrees E. Long.); 40 degrees S. Lat. in the south; and 84 degrees E. Long. in the east
 

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2015-06-17 00:00:00.0 80 FR 34594 34595 Identification and Proposed Listing of Eleven Distinct Population Segments of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) as Endangered or Threatened and Revision of Current Listings; Public Hearings; Extension of Comment Period
2015-07-27 00:00:00.0 80 FR 44322 Identification and Proposed Listing of Eleven Distinct Population Segments of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) as Endangered or Threatened and Revision of Current Listings; Proposed rule; Second Extension of Comment Period
2012-08-01 00:00:00.0 77 FR 45571 45574 90-Day Finding on a Petition To Delist the Green Turtle in Hawaii and Notice of Status Review
2015-08-26 00:00:00.0 80 FR 51763 51764 Identification and Proposed Listing of Eleven Distinct Population Segments of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) as Endangered or Threatened and Revision of Current Listings; Third Extension of Comment Period
2016-04-06 00:00:00.0 81 FR 20057 20090 Final Rule To List Eleven Distinct Population Segments of the Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) as Endangered or Threatened and Revision of Current Listings Under the Endangered Species Act; Final Rule
2015-03-23 00:00:00.0 80 FR 15271 15337 Identification and Proposed Listing of Eleven Distinct Population Segments of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) as Endangered or Threatened and Revision of Current Listings

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
1998-01-12 Recovery Plan for U.S. Pacific Populations of the East Pacific Green Turtle View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
1998-01-12 Recovery Plan for U.S. Pacific Populations of the Green Turtle View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
1991-10-29 Recovery Plan for U.S. Population of Atlantic Green Turtle View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
1991-10-29 Recovery Plan for U.S. Population of Atlantic Green Turtle View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
1998-01-12 Recovery Plan for U.S. Pacific Populations of the Green Turtle View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
1998-01-12 Recovery Plan for U.S. Pacific Populations of the Green Turtle View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
Five Year Review
Date Title
2007-08-22 Green sea turtle 5-yr review
2007-08-22 Green sea turtle 5-yr review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Green sea turtle.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Crum, Blaine & Linda (ABM)
Escambia County Beaches
FML81A, LLC (Greg Miller)
FML81,LLC (Greg MIller)
Indian River County Sea Turtle
Roberds, George
Sage Development Amendment #1
Sizemore, Daniel (ABM)
Stallworth Preserve
Stallworth Preserve - amendment #1
Suggs, Raymond & Dale(Hancock, John) ABM
Volusia Beaches
Volusia County
Waddell, Raymond

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